Conquering Infertility

Dr. Alice Domar's Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Inferti lity

Conquering Infertility

Infertility is a heartbreaking condition that affects nine million American couples each year. It causes tremendous stress, can trigger debilitating sadness and depression, and can tear a marriage to shreds. In Conquering Infertility, Harvard psychologist Alice Domar—whom Vogue calls the “Fertility Goddess”—provides infertile couples with what they need most: stress relief, support, and hope. Using the innovative mind/body techniques she has perfected at her clinic, Domar helps infertile women not only regain control over their lives but also boost their chances of becoming pregnant. With Conquering Infertility, women learn how to cope with infertility in a much more positive way and to carve a path toward a rich, full, happy life.

Conquering Infertility

A Guide for Couples

Conquering Infertility


Conquering Infertility

Medical Challenges and Moral Dilemmas

Conquering Infertility

Discusses the causes of infertility, making the decision to seek treatment, various treatment methods, and controversies surrounding them.

The Gift of Infertility

The Gift of Infertility

The path to achieving your unique divine assignment can be steep and shrouded with misery and difficulties. Not everyone will be Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Esther, Deborah or David but your diligence in completing and staying focused on your divine task will earn you, your gift of infertility. GOD rewards! This book shares a candid account of the dynamic journey to embracing your divine assignment. From moments of conception, to moments of loss and to moments of fulfillment. Nothing should be held back as you battle towards reviving your destiny. A gift that is not only reflected in times of waiting to conceive a child but in any area of life including personal, career, business, marriage, ministry, leadership and relationships. The author is fulfilling a dream of becoming a writer and pens this book out of personal experience. It is simply the mind of GOD!

100 Questions & Answers About Infertility

100 Questions & Answers About Infertility

In the United States there are estimated to be 10 million infertile couples and 25% of all women will experience a period of infertility in their lifetime. 1% of all US babies are the result of IVF and over 70,000 cycles of IVF are performed each year in the US. 100 Questions and Answers about Infertility gives authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked by individuals and couples regarding their infertility.

Budgeting for Infertility

How to Bring Home a Baby Without Breaking the Bank

Budgeting for Infertility

Having a baby can be one of the most wonderful times of your life -- but if you need help to conceive, it can swiftly become a staggeringly expensive undertaking. With the average cost of infertility treatments ranging from $35,000 to $85,000 in the United States (most of which is not covered by insurance companies), many women and couples find themselves having to make difficult choices about building their families. Getting a grip on your finances is one of the few things you can do to regain control of this process. Infertility experts Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss have created the ultimate guide to ensuring the most cost-effective care with the highest chances for success. With anecdotes, interviews, and advice from both doctors and patients, you can easily apply these specific money-saving strategies to your own unique situation. Learn how to: - Select a fertility clinic with a high rate of success - Convince your insurance company to cover more of the costs - Track down the most affordable fertility drugs - Travel abroad for cheaper care or international surrogacy - Avoid the scams and unnecessary expenses every step of the way Personal and professional, Budgeting for Infertility is an invaluable resource that shows you how to pay for infertility treatment...and still have money in the bank for diapers and day care.

The Infertility Survival Guide

The Infertility Survival Guide

An infertility specialist offers practical strategies for dealing with the relentless series of emotional, medical, social, economic, and marital challenges that an infertility diagnosis can produce. Readers learn how to cope with emotional stress, understand confusing treatment options, and make informed and satisfying decisions-while still maintaining their sanity, dignity, and relationships.

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

Clinical Skills and Procedures

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

This is the only truly comprehensive advanced text for the assessment of women's health, written for such primary care providers as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurses;midwives. It encompasses both foundational and cutting-edge physical and psychosocial information in a clear and concise outline format, and is unique in its presentation of more advanced techniques and procedures not addressed in standard graduate assessment texts. Keeping pace with the expanding scope of advanced practice, the third edition provides several completely new chapters authored by renowned specialists, expanded chapters, and updates. This includes new information on contraception, domestic violence, health history of special populations, lesbian health, evaluation of the pelvic floor, aging and menopause, bleeding irregularities, infertility, skin aesthetics, pelvic pain, and health guidelines. With an integrated approach to treatment, the authors delineate the expanded roles of advanced health care providers, including guidance for situations when a practitioner must decide whether to act independently, co-manage, consult, or refer. The authors provide in-depth descriptions enhanced by plentiful tables and figures of each assessment skill and technique along with its underlying rationale. Basic techniques are augmented by the inclusion of possible alterations for a particular procedure. On a continuum from simple to complex, the text is divided into 11 units that cover basic women's health assessment down to the cellular level, health history, prenatal assessment, investigative procedures including sonohysteroscopy and simple cystometrogram, and several chapters on specific women's health concerns. A special chapter on urinary incontinence includes diagnosis of bladder dysfunction. Sample assessment forms are integrated throughout, as are comprehensive lists of equipment required for each procedure along with information on patient preparation and follow-up. New to the Third Edition: Updated assessment guidelines New chapters on lesbian health, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, polycystic ovarian syndrome, skin aesthetics, and pelvic pain Information on new contraception devices New information on domestic violence, health history of special populations, and vaginal microscopy Cervical cancer screening, menopause assessment, and osteoporosis screening Expanded information on evaluation of the pelvic floor Expanded information on aging and menopause Updates on infertility and information on BRCA gene testing Key Features: Provides detailed descriptions of advanced assessment techniques enhanced with plentiful tables and figures Presents the rationale for all assessments and procedures Delineates clinical procedures on the leading edge of the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician Includes unique chapters about selection and insertion of the vaginal pessary, intrauterine insemination procedure, and donor insemination Covers such advanced skills as vulvar exam and biopsy, endometrial biopsy, acrochordonectomy, polypectomy, and colposcopy

Yoga and Fertility

A Journey to Health and Healing

Yoga and Fertility

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART), yoga can help enhance your fertility and smooth the path to parenthood. This specialized Yoga for Fertility practice improves circulation and energy flow, balances hormone levels, and tones your reproductive organs. Jill Petigara and Lynn Jensen, who have lead fertility workshops for years, have seen many women successfully begin families and they know how to harness the power of yoga for your benefit. With plenty of photos and clear descriptions, they demonstrate optimal poses for fertility enhancement in every stage of your cycle. Routines are simple but effective for yoginis of all levels of experience. Yoga for Fertility will help you: Redirect blocked energy to improve blood flow to the reproductive center Reduce stress with breathing practices, visualization, and affirmation Modify yoga classes when youíre trying to conceive Incorporate fertility-enhancing lifestyle approaches and natural fertility treatments Use yoga to improve the success of either natural cycles or assisted reproductive technology cycles, including in vitro fertilization (IVF)

100 Questions and Answers about Infertility

100 Questions and Answers about Infertility

EMPOWER YOURSELF! Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Infertility, Second Edition is an indispensible resource for both the recently diagnosed infertility patient and the veteran of unsuccessful treatments. Written in an easy-to-read format, it provides authoritative, practical answers to the most commonly asked questions about infertility. It covers a wide-range of topics including the etiology, diagnosis, and therapies available for infertility. Additionally, the appendix features key information from the CDC-SART IVF outcome.